Africa Progress Report 2014

To sustain growth that improves the lives of all Africans, the continent needs an economic transformation that taps into Africa’s other riches: its fertile land, its extensive fisheries and forests, and the energy and ingenuity of its people. The Africa Progress Report 2014 describes what such a transformation would look like, and how Africa can get...


Africa Progress Report 2013

Africa’s economies have been riding the crest of a global commodity wave that could transform the  continent’s prospects. The 2013 Africa Progress Report explains how this unprecedented chance could lift millions out of poverty and improve the...

Policy Briefs

Development Finance for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Africa

Experts from the private sector, government, United Nations agencies, non-government organizations and academia gathered in Geneva on November 28, 2013, for a consultation to prepare for the 2014 Africa Progress Report. Discussions centred on...


Managing resources to transform human development

Representatives from the private sector, government, civil society, and academia came to Geneva on November 28, 2012, for the third of three consultations to prepare for the Africa Progress Report 2013. Discussions centred on how to make best use of...


Equity in Extractives: Managing resources to transform human development

How can Africa be so rich in natural resources, yet so poor in human development? This is an old question that has taken on a new relevance. Today, Africa is at the heart of a mineral wealth boom. Revenues from oil, natural gas, metallic ores, gold...